There was much excitement in the Fig & Pen household this week when we discovered a plant milk we actually enjoyed. While we regularly use Innocent’s Hazelnut Milk for porridge and cereal, we’ve yet to find a plant milk that can be enjoyed in tea or simply drunk as a beverage. Most of the ones we’ve tried have been too watery or have had a bitter aftertaste.
Not so with Califia Farm’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. It’s amazing in tea, and I suspect very good with cereal, too. It’s the only plant milk I’ve ever tried that I could drink straight. At the moment, I’m enjoying a splash in my Lady Grey tea. I don’t miss the dairy at all.
The Chocolate Coconut Almond milk is pretty awesome, too. It does have a tiny bit of sugar, but I woundn’t call it a sweet drink. Definitely a chocolate milk for grownups. There is a distinct flavour of coconut which works well with the chocolate – a bit like a Bounty bar. Yum!
They also make cold brew coffees. The Mocha Cold Brew with Almond milk makes an amazing iced coffee. It’s rich, creamy, and delicious with ice. As I’m on a strict calorie-controlled diet at the moment, I have to closely watch what I’m consuming, but I can enjoy a glass of this without any guilt as it’s not full of sugar.
The brand’s UK offerings are limited for now, but I’m hopeful they’ll add a few more of their extensive range over the coming months. While I don’t know if I’ll ever be vegan, I’m delighted to be able to switch to plant-based milk and actually enjoy it.